On February 1, 2017, Senate Bill 17-156  was introduced and assigned to the Business, Labor, and Technology Committee. S.B. 17-156 seeks to require mandatory mediation and/or arbitration for any construction defect action if the association’s governing documents previously required the same. This means that if a prior mediation and/or arbitration clause was amended or removed fromGo to Article

Airbnb’s continue to increase all over the country and, oftentimes, wreak havoc in community associations. Denver has a new ordinance 0262  that became effective December 31, 2016, throwing a slight monkey wrench into the process. Pursuant to the new ordinance, homeowners must now obtain a license from the Denver Excise and Licenses Department before theyGo to Article

The Seventy-first General Assembly convened on January 11, 2017, and shortly thereafter the first bill relating to construction defects was introduced.  SB 17-045 was introduced by Senators Grantham and Williams and has bipartisan support in both the senate and house.  This bill requires a court, when hearing a construction defect case in which there isGo to Article

As we previously blogged in August, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) was signed into law on July 29, 2016, which, among other things, required the Secretary of HUD to provide further guidance and clarity regarding the percentage of owner occupied units required to obtain project approval for condominium communities. In responseGo to Article

During the 2015-2016 federal legislative season, the Ham Radio lobby introduced H.R. 1301, a bill which seeks to prohibit associations from banning Ham Radio antennas in their communities.  As originally proposed HR 1301 was detrimental to an association’s control over aesthetics, placement and prior approval with respect to Ham Radio antennas.  In response to theGo to Article

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